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Delivery backlash and 4 other head-spinning moments

The dash for off-premise business is taking a detour around third-party delivery. Meanwhile, Amy Poehler isn't making restaurateurs laugh, R&D kitchens are cooking up some unusual new products, and the drug epidemic is prompting some controversial changes in operations.

Food

New trend in LTOs: Alternative portion sizes

The new attention-getters have less to do with the food than the quantities in which it's served.

Burger-inspired beer is just one of the over-the-top offerings debuted by chains in recent weeks.

These eight operators are betting on convenience, tempting busy home cooks with prepared turkeys, sides and desserts to go.

Operators are betting that NCAA basketball fans will eat up these special deals.

Restaurants are increasingly adding a common pulled pork cut, a Spanish sausage, a trash fish and an upscale beef product to their menus.

The Thomas Edison of our time has no lock on technological breakthroughs. Check out the leaps that were clocked this week alone in the restaurant business. Hearing footsteps, Elon?

Employees are struggling to get to work because their vehicles were destroyed, forcing restaurants to get creative.

The leap from reliance on third parties was eased by the brand's considerable presence in catering, according to the chain.

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